After I saw the scarf, I visited Shirley's Etsy shop, and discovered her felted vessels. I am in love with her Golden Peacock Vessel. The combination of blues and gold with the beautiful leaf lampwork is inspiring, to say the least.
And speaking of Shirley's lampwork, I've found several new favorites there, too! Her leaf beads are always stunning, but I particularly love her tree and floral beads. She brings them to life with a realistic relief technique that often includes the back as well as the front of the bead. This Meadow Tree bead is particularly beautiful; I can almost feel the breeze on my face when I look at it. Another favorite is the Night Blooms bead with pinky mauve nestled against deep indigo blue, yum!
Hope you've enjoyed this week's eye candy! I'm off now make slow cooker split pea soup to go with the last of the cornbread casserole from last night. Then down to the studio to make new things. More soon! Hope you all have a great first week of the New Year!!